Lebanese government gives "blessed" hashish a break

This year it seems the government has been reluctant about destroying hashish crops
Al Akhbar (Egypt)
Saturday, September 14, 2013

The minister of interior Marwan Charbel promised to find solutions for cannabis farmers in Lebanon, including finding alternative crops. Talk about alternative crops has been around since the Taif Accord, which ended the civil war in Lebanon more than two decades ago. “The government had allocated 35 billion Lebanese pounds annually to aid the farmers, as part of a five-year project for alternative crops to hashish. Unfortunately, none of this has been put into practice.” Charbel finds the continued talk about alternative crops irritating, saying that it seems this will remain forever a pipe dream and spoke about legalizing the cultivation of hashish.